Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory
Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory; Interim report into hydraulic fracturing; Final Report: Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing; Final Report Appendices: Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing; Draft Final Report : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Draft Final Report Appendices : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Summary of Draft Final Report : Scientific inquiry into hydraulic fracturing; Background and issues paper; Fracking implementation plan; Fracking implementation plan Parts 2 - Recommendations
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The report sets out the work undertaken by the Inquiry to date in assessing the impacts and risks associated with any potential onshore unconventional shale gas development in the Northern Territory. The report explains the method by which the Inquiry proposes to gather and then assess the evidence relevant to the issues that have been identified and discussed with the public. Where appropriate, the Interim Report makes some preliminary assessments about the likelihood of some of those risks eventuating as well as the methods to mitigate the risks. Finally, the report de4scribes the future work of the Inquiry that will be undertaken prior to the release of its draft Final Report by the end of the year.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
The Inquiry is Chaired by Justice Rachel Pepper. The panel comprises 10 eminent scientists across a range of disciplines. Includes bibliographical references : pages 161-170. Publication spans 2017-2018; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Executive summary -- Purpose of the Inquiry -- Work of the Inquiry to date -- Evidence and risk assessment methodology -- Summary of discussions at community forums and the revised list of issues -- Shale gas development and management -- Shale gas in Australia and the Northern Territory -- Water -- Land -- Greenhouse gas emissions -- Public health -- Aboriginal people and their culture -- Social impacts -- Economic impacts -- Regulatory reform -- Future work of the Inquiry -- Appendices 1-14
Gas wells -- Hydraulic fracturing; Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects -- Northern Territory; Coalbed methane -- Economic aspects -- Northern Territory; Shale gas
Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry; Northern Territory Government
10 volumes : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 30 cm.
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BACKGROUND AND ISSUES PAPER 20 February 2017 21 7.6. Social impacts The Panel is required to determine the social impact of the unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory. The Panel has considered the most effective and efficient way to achieve this. An exhaustive assessment of the social impacts of the whole of the unconventional shale gas industry across the whole of the Northern Territory is not feasible in this Inquiry because: the footprint of a fully developed unconventional gas industry in the Northern Territory is currently unknown. Further exploration is required to understand the nature and extent of the resources and the infrastructure and workforce required to develop it; and no two communities in the Northern Territory are the same. Each community has its own unique community profile and will respond to the risks and benefits associated with development in a different way. The Panel will utilise a leading practice framework for the identification, assessment, and management of social impacts associated with the development of the unconventional shale gas industry in the Northern Territory. The Panel will use the example of a possible unconventional shale gas project in the Beetaloo Subbasin, which is where exploration is most advanced, as a case study to demonstrate how the framework could operate, including how risks are to be identified, assessed, and managed. The table below lists the possible social impacts associated with the hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional shale reservoirs and its associated activities in the Northern Territory. Value Risk Housing and rents There may be impacts on local housing, which may decrease or increase rents and house prices as a result of an increased population. Insurance There may be a risk that there will be an increase in insurance costs and liabilities of landowners, occupiers, and traditional owners. Health services There may be impacts on the local health system (hospitals, health services etc) as a result of an increased population, including that there may be increased health services in remote communities as a result of industrys presence. Education There may be an impact on the local education system as a result of an increased population. Infrastructure There may be an impact on infrastructure, such as roads, as a result of increased traffic. Livelihoods There may be an impact on peoples livelihoods. Long term benefits There may be a risk that the development of the industry will occur without short and long term benefits flowing to the local community. Community cohesion There may be an impact on community cohesion and resilience, particularly in relation to fly-in, fly-out workers. Crime There may be an increase in crime. Employment They may be an impact on local employment and skill levels.
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